IEM Shout Out – 2019-03 Technical Visit to HB Laboratories Sdn Bhd

March 19, 2019

My technical division will be hosting a visit on the 26th March, 2019.

HB LABORATORIES SDN BHD is a growing oil field and water treatment chemical company offering cutting-edge specialty chemical technology, innovative solutions and integrated industrial processes management to its customers in the oil and gas industry in Malaysia. HB Laboratories’ core businesses comprise of local chemical products development, manufacturing, marketing, distribution and provision of technical support and services in relation to chemical applications and performance monitoring to its customers. The company aimed at having chemical formulation and manufacturing as the core business activities beginning with supporting local oil chemical service companies and later supporting traders and service companies in the neighbouring regions, with an ultimate goal of becoming its own regional oil full service company.

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Running for IEM VP 2019

March 8, 2019

I am running for a VP post in the Institution of Engineers Malaysia. If my past work and passions with the IEM is something you want to see at a higher level, and like the set of my jib (no, not that ‘Jib), please vote for me. If you can spread the word with your endorsement, much appreciated. Whatever the outcome, please engage with IEM and me for the betterment of the profession.


IEM Shout Out – 2019-01 Talk on “Offshore Drilling Rig Operations”

December 31, 2018

My technical division will be hosting a talk on the 12th Jan 2019. It is worth XX CPD points, and held at Wisma IEM. The talk will be presented by Ir. Razak Yakob.

And here I thought, the most important equipment is the drilling engineer.

The most important equipment required in a drilling operation is a drilling rig.  Drilling in offshore environment makes it more expensive and complex with much higher risk.  In this talk, you will be introduced to the different types of drilling rigs used for offshore drilling operations.  Each rig type is specific for a limited drilling operation, environment and local market condition.  Selecting a rig requires understanding of both technical and commercial requirements.  In addition, the talk shall also be covering the various major equipment you can find on the rig.

Ir. Razak Yakob is a Drilling Engineering Consultant and a part time Lecturer for Petroleum Engineering.  Razak has been in the oil and gas industry for more than 20 years, working for multinationals and local companies. His core expertise is in Drilling Engineering with the working experiences spanning from development and exploration, technical support, training, competency development, finance and consultancy. As an independent consultant, he has worked in many parts of the world. He graduated from the Colorado School of Mines with a degree majoring in Petroleum Engineering and a minor in Mechanical Design.  Razak is the Deputy Chairman for the Oil, Gas and Mining Technical Division and an IEM Council Member.

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IEM Shout Out – 2019-01 Technical Visit to Pengerang

December 31, 2018

My technical division will be hosting a visit on the 28th January, 2019. Aaand, it’s with MOGEC, y’all all.

IC is PETRONAS’ largest investment in Malaysia, located in Pengerang, Johor and forming part of Johor state’s ambitious Pengerang Integrated Petroleum Complex (PIPC). The PIC project is designed to produce premium differentiated petrochemicals; meeting domestic demand for petroleum products and the Malaysian government’s future legislative requirements on the implementation of Euro 5. With an investment of USD27 billion, PIC supports the Government’s overall Economic Transformation Programme (ETP) and will position Malaysia to capitalize on the growing need for energy and commodity petrochemical products in Asia in the next 20 years.  This will spur the growth of Malaysia’s Oil and Gas downstream sector pushing Malaysia into a new frontier of technology and economic development.

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Go beyond technical limits, local engineers, technicians urged

December 27, 2018

Dateline 2018-11-08, Borneo Post:

Local engineers and technicians must have the motivation to take on some challenges by going beyond the technical limits of engineering to help solve the problems here.

The Upskilling Sarawak Engineers and Technicians (USET) taskforce chairman Pau Kiew Huai said now with new challenges, engineers and technicians need to think of innovative ways to do things correctly.

He said this during the Institution of Engineers, Malaysia (IEM) conference on plant reliability at Kidurong Club on Tuesday.

He said this is where the taskforce comes in to help in the capability building of engineers and technicians in Sarawak to cope with modern world and the challenge of new technologies.


Campaign 2019 – IEM VP

December 18, 2018

Good day, all. I have put in my nomination to run for IEM VP. Can I look forward to your influence to help me gain enough votes? And to shake things up, any sponsors who will help me put a full page ad in IEM Jurutera or the website?


Marketing Rounds – ASEAN Electrotechnical Symposium & Exhibition 2018

December 5, 2018